Happy to announce my blue Cuckoo blue-eggers!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Very cute chicks.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I too would love to see these chicks as they get older... and I'd really love to see their eggs. guess we'll have to wait a few months.
     
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
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    they sure are sweeties. Good luck. Keep hatching.
     
  4. What happened was I had this fence-jumping Barred Rock rooster and didn't know it til some of my Ameraucana chicks started hatching with head-spots.

    Some of the hens came out really pretty!

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    I didn't have a roo in the Ameraucana pen for a while so I put a bearded pea(ish) comb blue Cuckoo roo (BR x Am' cross --- sibling to hens above) in there for a few days.
    Those Cuckoo hens lay blue / green eggs (surprisingly, more blue than green). I'm hoping this cross will be an even cleaner blue.
    I have no idea what splash Cuckoo will look like. I was thinking the splash markings would only be in the black bars. I searched the net for pics but couldn't find any.
    It would be great if I get a splash Cuckoo roo out of this cross. I can put him in with black Am' girls and get ALL blue Cuckoo chicks --- that would be peachy (and Steph, you'll be 1st on the list. I'm sorry you got so many boys).

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    Lisa
     
  5. ~SunSetsWest~

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    How cool, I love them. Look at the barring with muffs [​IMG] Well done! Can't wait to see more..
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

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    Quote:I think that's awesome, too. I've never seen that before! [​IMG]
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

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    Where's that drooling icon when you need it? [​IMG] I love them!!
     
  8. ~SunSetsWest~

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    Quote:I was looking for it as well..
     
  9. herechickchick

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    Very cool Lisa, it will be fun to watch them grow.
     
  10. Ohhh, thank you! They make me smile [​IMG]
    I don't think I've seen any other barred or cuckoo bearded/muffed birds (except Cuckoo Silkies, maybe).
    Cuckoo/barred roo over solid hen is *supposed* to make all cuckoo/barred chicks. I'm happyhappyhappy to see it WORKS (believe it or not, I can be a bit of a skeptic before I see something first-hand).

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    Lisa
     

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